The Antioch University Los Angeles Board of Trustees has delegated authority and responsibility for the oversight of the AULA campus. They act as ambassadors to further AULA’s mission in the local and wider community as well as advocate for AULA on matters of public policy.
Our current board is comprised of exceptional individuals, leaders in business and nonprofits who share AULA’s commitment to diversity, academic excellence, and community outreach.
ALICE DESOBRY BOWENS
ALICIA MIÑANA DE LOVELACE
Andy has helped to reshape policies related to “dumping” homeless patients from hospitals onto the streets of Skid Row, and works with community partners to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles Andy has been honored for his work by the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Los Angeles Police Department, and Fundraising Success Magazine.
He did work toward a PhD in Sociology from Iowa State University and a Doctor of Ministry degree at Bakke Graduate School in Seattle, Washington. He holds an MAT in Political Sciences from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa & a BA in Theology from Bethel College, and an honorary doctoral degree from Pacific Theological Seminary. Andy and wife Bonnie, a nurse, have six grown children, and delight in their grandchildren. Andy and Bonnie opened their home to 25 foster children as they raised their own children.
DANNELLE-MIMI PHAN, TREASURER
Prior to her work with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Dannelle served in auditor positions at companies including Vivendi Universal and News Corporation/Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.
Dannelle is a volunteer and fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Charities’ Camp Ronald McDonald, and volunteers with the Sierra Club’s Wilderness Travel Course and Advanced Mountaineering Program to promote responsibility and safety awareness in the outdoors.
Dannelle earned a BS in Accounting from Boston College, Carroll School of Management, and an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing, and maintains a mindfulness practice.
GRANT ABRAMSON, PhD
Jason has been a Board member at The Trevor Project since 2007 and has served on its Executive Committee as Treasurer since 2009, during which time the organization more than doubled its operating budget to nearly $6 million. He also serves on the board of advisors for COLORS LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center, created in partnership with AULA.
A long-time resident of Los Angeles, Jason is a graduate and supporter of the University of Southern California, from which he earned a BA in English, magna cum laude, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. Jason loves hiking, entertaining, and gardening, and is working on a novel set in Renaissance Florence.
JOSEPH J. KLAUZAR, VICE-CHAIR
Previously, Joseph spent six years in special situation private equity investment management that focused on start-ups and turnaround of distressed companies.
Joseph served as a liaison for the White House and State Department and the Japanese Delegation at the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations hosted in Houston, Texas. In addition, he worked for the White House in Presidential Advance from 1989 to 1991.
Joseph holds an MBA from Northwestern University; an MA from USC, Sol Price School of Public Policy; and a BA from UC Berkeley. His career has taken him to over 40 countries spanning five continents. He has lived in Europe and Asia, and is conversant and literate in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
Lillian is an active community volunteer, based in both Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills, California. She is president of the Board of the Casa Serena, and serves on a variety of other boards, including the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Santa Barbara Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Idyllwild School of Music and Art, the Gould Center for the Humanities, the Santa Barbara chapter of the League of Women Voters, and Phoenix House, a halfway house for psychiatric patients. She joined the AULA Board of Trustees in May of 2009.
Major gifts to Antioch University from Lillian and Jon Lovelace support faculty development, educational outreach, visiting scholars, and cross-cultural education.
Lillian attended Antioch College from 1946 to 1948, and graduated from Antioch University Southern California in 1989. In 2008, Lillian received an honorary doctorate of human letters from Antioch University for her distinguished service and dedication to the school throughout the years.
MARY E. POWER
Mary is a director of the Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation, which celebrates success by providing support with the hopes of creating impact. The foundation is focused on innovative medical research and education.
Until 2010, she held various positions at J.D. Power and Associates, a family owned and operated business until the company sold it in 2005 to the McGraw-Hill Companies. Her most recent position was senior research manager for the Global Travel and Hospitality Practice. In December of 2010, she joined the AULA Board of Trustees.
Mary sits on the Board of Trustees of Mary Health of the Sick, and the Southern California chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She was a driving force in bringing the MS Walk to the Conjeo Valley and has helped grow the event two-fold in just under three years.
Mary earned a BA in Sports Psychology from Oregon State University. She resides in Westlake Village, raising her two children and volunteering throughout the community.
ROBERT McKIM, CHAIR
Roland is the community benefits director at L.A. Care Health Plan, a $1.3 billion public health plan and the largest in the nation. He is the former executive director of Equality California, an organization dedicated to achieving equality and to securing legal protections for LGBT Californians. He joined the AULA Board of Trustees in September of 2012.
Previously, Roland was the executive director of Clinica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero, a Federally Qualified Health Center primarily serving Central American and Mexican immigrant populations in the Pico-Union and Boyle Heights areas.
Roland has served as a founder, board member, and advisory board member for multiple LGBT and Latino advocacy organizations. He was appointed to the Quality and Productivity Commission by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and to the Los Angeles County Hospitals and Healthcare Delivery Commission by Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, with an advisory role to the multi-billion dollar Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services.
Roland received a BA in History from UCLA. He enjoys meditating on desolate beaches during winter.
SUSAN COLE HILL
Susan is an independent business consultant. She is the former vice president of Global Human Resources & Organizational Development for the Walt Disney Company, which she joined in 1994. She has served on the AULA Board of Trustees since September of 2012.
Previous positions include director of Global Staffing and Diversity for the Walt Disney Company and managing consultant for Brentwood International and Conquest Associates, Inc., directing long-term minority recruiting programs instrumental in assisting Fortune 100 clients to meet EEOC requirements.
Susan’s work in support of nonprofits includes serving as board president for the California African American Museum; chapter president of The Links Incorporated; and consultant to the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services. She also served two terms as board president of Haven House, the first-ever shelter for mothers and children in the United States.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English and Mass Communications from Towson State University. She loves live jazz music, reading mysteries, and playing with her dogs.
SUSAN D. ANDERSON
Susan is curator of “Collecting Los Angeles” in UCLA Library’s Special Collections and is responsible for making new acquisitions, developing in-house collections, and building partnerships to preserve, interpret, and make accessible UCLA Library materials documenting the remarkable multiplicity of cultures and at-risk hidden histories of the Los Angeles region. She joined AULA’s Board of Trustees in September of 2012.
Previously, she was managing director of “LA as Subject,” an association of approximately 200 archival institutions, hosted by USC Libraries.
Susan’s community service work includes consulting on strategic research and communications projects for philanthropic organizations including the Ford Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and bringing her professional skills to the external affairs operations of several major nonprofits such as the California Endowment, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
Susan is an alumna of Scripps College. She has published fiction and poetry.
TEX BOGGS, PhD
Tex has served as the president of Antioch University Los Angeles since July of 2011, having previously served as interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs since July of 2009.
Prior to that, Tex was president of Western Wyoming Community College, a position he held from 1988 until 2008. During his tenure as president of WWCC, Tex was appointed chairman of a Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Community Colleges, appointed a commissioner for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, and twice elected to serve as a senator in the Wyoming State Legislature.
Tex’s commitment to education began early in his career when he served as a Peace Corp volunteer in Thailand. As a volunteer, he taught English at the National College for Physical Education and was an assistant coach of the Thai national track and field team.A graduate of Ferrum Junior College and Davis and Elkins College, Dr. Boggs received both his master's and doctoral degrees from Cornell University. Tex and his wife, Lien, have three adult children and one grandchild.
Antioch University Los Angeles board members can be contacted through the Office of the President at (310) 578-1080 x112 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.